Masontops Ranks #8 on the 2017 STARTUP 50

Masontops® Ranks #8 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 List
of Canada's Top Growth Companies

September 14, 2017 – Canadian Business and PROFIT today ranked Masontops No. 8 on the 2017 STARTUP 50 ranking of Canada’s Top New Growth Companies. Serving as a companion list to the longstanding PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies and produced as a joint venture between Canada’s premier business and current affairs media brands, the STARTUP 50 ranks younger companies on two-year revenue growth. STARTUP 50 winners are profiled in the October issue of Maclean’s magazine and online at

Masontops made the 2017 STARTUP 50 list with two-year revenue growth of 1,172%.

“This year’s STARTUP 50 winners are truly remarkable. Not only have they brought new offerings to market, they’ve earned enough traction to grow their revenues exponentially in a very short period of time,” says Deborah Aarts, STARTUP 50 and PROFIT 500 program manager. “Any aspiring entrepreneur should look to them for insight into how to create, and grow, a thriving startup today.”

"Our team has worked extremely hard since launching in 2014 so this recognition is true honour," says Mike Bacher, co-founder of Masontops. "Masontops had a simple origin: we wanted to make it easier to ferment sauerkraut. Today, we have an entire suite of innovative products for fermenting any type of vegetable, making kefir and a number of lids that turn simple jars into functional and beautiful storage vessels. Best of all, we've become a respected voice in the industry and have helped spread the health benefits eating fermented foods can offer." 

Masontops carries a wide assortment of fermentation tools and accessories for Mason jars. The company is widely known for their Pickle Pipe, an innovative airlock that requires no water, manual burping or daily maintenance. The Pickle Pipe launched on Kickstarter in October 2015 and shattered category records with 4,533 orders placed and $189,066 USD raised in one month. Since then, Masontops has continued to grow year-to-year and has become a respected educational source in the fermentation community with free resources and recipe books available at 

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About the STARTUP 50 and PROFIT 500

Ranking Canada’s Top New Growth Companies by two-year revenue growth, the STARTUP 50 profiles the fastest-growing startups in the country. It is a companion list to the PROFIT 500 ranking of Canada’s Fastest-Growing Companies, which has, for 29 years, been Canada’s most respectable and influential ranking of entrepreneurial achievement. Both the STARTUP 50 and 5

PROFIT 500 are published in Maclean’s magazine and at For more information on the ranking visit or

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About Masontops

Founded in 2014, Masontops® is a leading fermentation tool manufacturer and supplier in the health food and kitchenware market, commonly known for the innovative Pickle Pipe waterless airlock tool. Based out of Toronto, Ontario, Masontops strives to provide consumers and retailers with the best tools for Mason jar food fermentation. Masontops continues to develop and manufacture top-quality fermentation tools and other Mason jar related accessories with numerous patents and patents pending. For more information, please visit


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